Security operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the Nigerian Navy have intercepted four petrol trucks in Baruwa, Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State.
The suspected vandals were caught in the act in the wee hours of Friday. They loaded one of the four trucks with products and escaped from the scene.
While confirming the development during a press conference on Friday, NSCDC Lagos Commandant, Okoro Eweka warned vandals to stay clear as the corps has been repositioned for better performance to protect government physical infrastructures.
“These vehicles are purported vandalised vehicles used to vandalise the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) trucks on the right of way. They were caught at exactly 2:00 am this morning by our eagle-eyed officers in conjunction with the Navy,” he said.
“They were caught in the act of vandalisation. One of the trucks is fully loaded, the other three are empty. Upon sighting our men, they all ran away and escaped.”
When asked what Nigerians should expect of the intercepted trucks, the NSCDC commandant said the service would ensure that the fleeing suspects were apprehended and prosecuted.
Eweka reiterated the commitment of the NSCDC in fighting insecurity, noting that its Commandant-General, Ahmed Abubakar Audi is determined to protect all critical government infrastructures.